Want to help choose my slab of granite?

Melissa-KitchenNovember 19, 2012

I have reviewed my granite guy's supplier's website and these are my top two picks:

Option 1

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Option 2

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 7:25PM
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Melissa-Kitchen

There are aspects that I really like and some spots that I prefer weren't there on both slabs. I have looked at about 15-20 of his options and these are my two front runners.

I don't know if it matters, but I'll need about 46 square feet of granite from the slab. No clue how much that would take up and how much would be left over.

I have oak hardwood floors in the kitchen and I am painting the cabinets white. (BM Oxford White CC-30) Backsplash is TBD and the wall color will be changed once everything else is done.

So, thoughts? I think that I know which way I am leaning but my DH is out of town so I need a second opinion.

Thanks in advance!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 7:32PM
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sprtphntc

first one

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 7:50PM
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ppbenn

Yes slab #1

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 8:00PM
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hobokenkitchen

Option 1. Love it!
Although it does somewhat depend on the floors and cabinets.
I definitely prefer the first slab though. Pretty!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 8:07PM
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donaleen

first one

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 8:11PM
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treasuretheday

#1 is absolutely gorgeous and definitely gets my vote. I love the blend of warm and cool shades.

They are both pretty but I see #1 with white cabinets more easily. The colors in #2 look a little muddier to me.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 8:15PM
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chicagoans

Another vote for #1... Very pretty!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 9:28PM
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senator13

1 is really pretty.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 9:34PM
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badgergal

Before I saw any of the replies I told myself #1. Looks like that is the runway favorite so far. Love the movement in it.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 9:37PM
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EATREALFOOD

#1 yes

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 9:39PM
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lorichats

Another vote for the first one. Actually, it looks like my counter-is that Golden Beach?? Your kitchen sounds like it will be beautiful!!!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 10:01PM
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peonybush

Love #1

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 10:14PM
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cat_mom

I vote for #1

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 10:19PM
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ellendi

You can't go wrong with either. I would say to take it one step further and imagine where it will be templated. Right now. we are seeing an entire slab but it will be divided up in your kitchen.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 10:25PM
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Poohpup

#1 hands down. But you need to see them in person with a sample of your cabs.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 10:35PM
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raee_gw

It all depends on your other colors. Unless my monitor is tricking me, slab #2 has pink tones that #1 does not, and that doesn't work with everything.
Otherwise, I tend to prefet the pattern in #2

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 10:51PM
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jerzeegirl

I like #1. I am looking at Sienna Bordeaux also but the slab that I am looking at has a lot more gray in it. I like the colors on yours better.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 10:56PM
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gone_south

Another #1!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 6:04AM
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BerlinGirl

Personally liked one...until I saw two! Truly either one is perfect. Nice choices.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 8:07AM
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aktillery9

LOVE slab 1!!!!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 8:50AM
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nancylouise_gw

No contest...#1 for sure. It has more movement and color then #2. More WOW factor too! NancyLouise

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 9:00AM
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Melissa-Kitchen

Ahhh!!! Now I have an option 3. So between these two, which would you choose?

Option 1

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 9:03AM
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Option 3

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 9:04AM
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Linelle

I think they're all lovely. I think #3 combines the best features of #1 and #2. I like the green better in #3.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 9:25AM
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Melissa-Kitchen

I have to call my granite supplier to find out how the granite slabs will be divided. I think that I need one seam. Should this be a factor when choosing my slab?

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 9:29AM
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Melissa-Kitchen

Sorry, I meant to repost the first option so the pictures would be closer

Option 1

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 9:31AM
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treasuretheday

I think I like #3 a little better than #1 but it really comes down to how your layout would fit on each of the slabs... can you capture the most interesting parts on the slabs? You'll only know that for sure when you are looking at them in person.

How fun!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 12:58PM
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sprtphntc

i agree, i like #3 a little better. its a little more defined and i love what is going on in the bottom right corner, very cool.

brng your cab, floor sample and whatever else you have b/c it definitely will look different in person than monitor.
and if you can, ask them if they have a hand-held lightbulb so you can use that to light the slab. hopefully they have a contractor light, you know the one with the cage halfway around the bulb. it will look totally different than with their florescent lights.
i think you see the real color of the slab with that light. it really made a difference when i picked out my slab and you will see more detail in the slab.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 2:31PM
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Melissa-Kitchen

Thanks everyone for your feedback! I'll be making my decision likely tomorrow. I'll let you know what I choose but I think #3 might be the winner.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 8:55PM
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missgran

Sorry did you ever post the names of #'s 1,2 and 3? I think it would be helpful to others searching.

This post was edited by missgran on Sat, Dec 8, 12 at 12:49

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 12:46PM
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a2gemini

Loved Option 1 but also love Option 3 even more
Take a look in real time and "lick" your favorite!

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 1:04PM
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